Combate Americas announces live univision, UDN simulcast of MEXICO VS. USA MMA showdown from Fresno, California on February 22

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LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE COMPLEMENTS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED LIVE DAZN STREAM PLUS: THREE NEW PRELIMINARY BOUTS ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 11

MAIN EVENT: PABLO SABORI (MEXICO) VS. ANTHONY AVILA (USA)

Combate Americas announced that its much- anticipated “Mexico vs. USA” live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event headlined by a 150-pound showdown between Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori (9-5) and Anthony “The Shark” Avila (17-5) will air live on television in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m.PT) from Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 22.

The Univision and UDN airings complement the previously announced English airing of the
event live on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) in the U.S. and Canada.

The 26-year-old Sabori of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mex. is coming off a unanimous
decision victory over Michael Irizarry of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a “COPA COMBATE”
tournament alternate bout at Save Mart Center on December 7.

Prior to the win, Sabori, a known pressure fighter, had notched all of his career victories by way
of (T)KO, with five of them coming inside of one round.

Originally from Lemoore, Calif., the 30-year-old Avila, fighting out of retired MMA superstar
Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male camp in Sacramento, Calif., will seek his fifth consecutive
victory following a second round TKO of Marcello Cassero last November 9.

In addition to the live Univision and UDN television coverage announced today, Combate
Americas confirmed three new preliminary bouts for the event.

A newly announced lightweight (155 pounds) contest will see undefeated, 24-year-old rising
star Adrian Guzman (3-0) of Parlier, Calif. square off with Ryan Reneau (4-5-1) of Bakersfield,
Calif.

In bantamweight (135 pounds) action between a pair of unbeaten upstarts, Mark Climaco (2-0)
of Fremont, Calif. will go to war with Ricardo Vasquez (1-0) of Hanford, Calif.

Jimmy “Funky Cold” Molina (0-0) of Spokane, Wash. will make his professional debut against
Albert “Big Al” Gonzales (0-1) of Fresno.

In the previously announced women’s flyweight (125 pounds) co-main event, former world
champion Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto (13-5) of Madera, Calif. will face off with fellow
battle-tested veteran Jaimee “Queenie” Nievera (7-4) of San Francisco, Calif.

Priced from $25, tickets for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” are on sale online at
CombateAmericas.com/Fresno and Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Save Mart Center box
office.

Doors at Save Mart Center will open for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” at 6 p.m. local
time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.

Combate Americas’ return to Fresno takes place just over two months after the premier media
and sports franchise brought its biggest event of the year - the one-night, eight-man, $100,000
grand prize “COPA COMBATE” featherweight (145 pounds) tournament – to Save Mart Center.

Despite its midnight ET start time, the 2018 “COPA COMBATE” event garnered over 4.3 million live television viewers across the U.S. (Univision and UDN) and Mexico (Azteca 7).

An additional 1.5 million viewers tuned into the live Facebook Watch stream of the “COPA COMBATE” preliminary bout card.

COMBATE AMERICAS “MEXICO VS. USA” FIGHT CARD
CATCHWEIGHT (150 POUNDS) MAIN EVENT:

Pablo Sabori vs. Anthony Avila
FLYWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
Zoila Frausto vs. Jaimee Nievera

FEATURED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN CARD BOUT:
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Evan Solorio

PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:
Strawweight: Sheila Padilla vs. Charisa Sigala
Bantamweight: Hector Fajardo vs. Jose Avalos
Featherweight: Emilio Horta vs. Steven Bollinger
Lightweight: Adrian Guzman vs. Ryan Reneau
Bantamweight: Mark Climaco vs. Ricardo Vasquez
Welterweight: Jimmy Molina vs. Albert Gonzales

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